Farmers Arrive At Jantar Mantar To Protest Against Unemployment, Security Beefed Up | UPDATES

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New Delhi: Farmers have started arriving at Delhi’s Jantar Mantar to stage a protest against unemployment, amid heavy police and security presence on Monday.

Delhi Police beefed up the security forces at the Singhu border and Ghazipur border on the Delhi-Meerut expressway.


  • Delhi Police has increased the security forces and barricaded the Singhu border which is located in North-West Delhi and Ghazipur border which is located on the Delhi-Meerut expressway.
  • Earlier, the Samyukt Kisan Morcha (SKM) – an umbrella body of farmers – had announced the beginning of its 75-hour sit-in in Lakhimpur Kheri of Uttar Pradesh from Thursday (August 18) to press for their pending demands.
  • SKM is an umbrella group comprising around 40 farm organisations, primarily demanding the proper implementation of minimum support price (MSP) for crops.
  • In April, Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) leader Rakesh Tikait joined the protest held by the Telangana leaders in New Delhi against the Centre’s paddy procurement policy and said that there is a need for another protest in the country.
  • Tikait also added that the farmer umbrella body Samyukt Kisan Morcha will back every Chief Minister who fights for the farmers’ issues.

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